Simplicity reigns for this delicious GIN DUBONNET COCKTAIL, reputed to be Queen Elizabeth’s favourite midday libation! Here’s a toast to Queen E and her exceptional drink!
I have both respect and admiration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and when she became the longest-reigning monarch in British history this past September, I raised a glass (or two) to her continued health and happiness.
Then I started wondering “But what does she drink? What is Queen Elizabeth’s libation of choice?” A bit of research revealed that her enjoyment of the occasional tipple involves a gin Dubonnet cocktail, which also happened to be the favourite of her late mother. I figured I’d better investigate further – after all, if two queens were giving it the royal “oui” then perhaps I should as well!
The cocktail has only three ingredients, the main one being red Dubonnet. Dubonnet is a fortified wine that contains herbs, spices and quinine, a bitter ingredient that gives the cocktail a bit of an edge.
The second ingredient is gin, and I suggest you splurge and purchase a premium brand. A high-end gin will have more pronounced flavours of juniper, anise, angelica and coriander, adding layers of flavour to its spicy, fruity taste.
The last ingredient is a slice of lemon, although I also serve the cocktail with soda on the side just in case someone likes to fizz it up a bit.
I suggest serving this cocktail on the rocks in an attractive cocktail glass as a midday or early evening refresher, enjoying it anytime between noon and six o’clock sharp.
Three essential ingredients producing one regal result. Enjoy a drink fit for a queen, and sip away on a GIN DUBONNET COCKTAIL today!
We offer the above recipe with a reminder to please drink responsibly!
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